Seedy Bitter Cucumbers - Knowledgebase Question

Troy, NY
Question by dnykor
April 20, 2000
What can be done for cucumbers that last few years are very seedy and quite bitter?


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2000

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Cucumbers tend to turn seedy and bitter if left on the vine too long or if soil moisture is uneven or they are underwatered at any stage of their development. Fluctuating temperatures can also cause bitterness. Careful watering and using an organic mulch can help keep the soil cool and moist. You might also try a different variety and see if you like it better.

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